Enron Introductory Case

A brief case study on Enron

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    Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room (2005) Official Trailer #1 - Documentary HD

    Subscribe to TRAILERS: http://bit.ly/sxaw6h Subscribe to COMING SOON: http://bit.ly/H2vZUn Subscribe to CLASSIC TRAILERS: http://bit.ly/1u43jDe Like us on FACEBOOK: http://goo.gl/dHs73 Follow us on TWITTER: http://bit.ly/1ghOWmt Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room (2005) Official Trailer #1 - Documentary HD A documentary about the Enron corporation, its faulty and corrupt business practices, and how they led to its fall.

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    NPR : Fall of Enron

    Enron's financial implosion has cost thousands of employees their jobs, and leaves the 14,000 people still employed by the bankrupt energy trader in limbo. Most of those who remain are spending their time working on resumes and looking for other work.

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    Enron Scandal

    Uploaded by walaumana on 2013-06-05.

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    Timeline: A chronology of Enron Corp.

    A chronology of Enron Corp. and criminal cases emerging from its collapse: 1985 - Houston Natural Gas merges with InterNorth to form Enron, HNG CEO Kenneth Lay becomes CEO of combined company the following year. 1989 - Enron begins trading natural gas commodities.

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    Enron - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Enron Corporation was an American energy, commodities, and services company based in Houston, Texas. It was founded in 1985 as the result of a merger between Houston Natural Gas and InterNorth, both relatively small regional companies in the U.S.

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    Enron Fast Facts

    Before its collapse, Enron marketed electricity and natural gas, delivered energy and other physical commodities, and provided financial and risk management services to customers around the world. Most of the top executives were tried for fraud after it was revealed in November 2001 that Enron's earnings had been overstated by several hundred million dollars.

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    USATODAY.com - Enron's legacy: Scandal marked turning point

    As Enron's former top executives face criminal trial in Houston Monday, the legacy of Enron the most sensational corporate fraud scandal in recent history still ripples through the business world.

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    The Costs And Benefits Of Sarbanes-Oxley

    The research does not support the fear that SOX would reduce levels of risk-taking and investment in research and growth.

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    Another View: Sarbanes-Oxley and the Legacy of Enron

    Michael W. Peregrine, a partner at the law firm of McDermott Will & Emery, advises corporations, officers and directors on issues related to corporate governance, fiduciary duties and internal investigations. Steve Ueckert/Houston Chronicle, via Associated Press Time for a little boardroom quiz: What do Chewco, Whitewing and JEDI have to do with corporate governance?

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    My Take

    Enron is a classic story of greed and risk-taking gone too far.  Coupled with an ultra-competitive work environment, Enron has become the representation of the worst of business.  

    Enron was a huge case that led investors and others to look at firms around the world with greater scrutiny.  It also led to new laws and regulations.  The most famous of these is the Sarbanes-Oxley that continues to influence businesses today. 

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